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an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116 cardinals who will be meeting in the next few weeks in rome or rather in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vat
>>> i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me today. cnn news room continues right now with christine romans you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. . >>> hello, everybody. i'm christine romans in for ashleigh banfield. the blade runner walks for now. a bombshell ruling in an announcement from pretoria. she swirms and tries to stick to her story. jodi arias. >>> two days away from historic daytona 500 danica patrick is on a roll. >>> oscar pistorius is getting out on bail. the blade runner will walk out of a courthouse today after days of uncertainty. his bond has been set the 1 million rand. about $100,000. he can't return to his house and mu
. >> reporter: christine romans, cnn, new york. >>> there was a time when too much was barely enough for paula deen, but the queen of southern cooking had to change her ways when she was diagnosed with diabetes. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. >>> hello again, i'm fredricks whitfield. you are in the cnn newsroom. a look at our top story right now, all about daytona. nascar driver jimmie johnson takes the win there. johnson won his second praise race in the daytona 500, becoming the tenth driver to win america's greatest race multiple times. we will go l
moll noling a hooting and fiery crash that left three dead and mangled cars everywhere. cnn spoke with a spokesman of the las vegas police department. >> approximately 4:20 this morning two vehicles were northbound las vegas boulevard at flamingo when one of the vehicles described as a black range rover sport fired shots into a second vehicle, a maserati, striking the driver and the passenger of that vehicle. it caused it to go out of control, continues through the intersection, striking a cab which subsequently catches on fire and then striking four additional vehicles. as a result three of the -- three of those occupants of the vehicles were transported for injuries, and the cab driver and the passenger were trapped inside the vehicle. at this time we have three confirmed deceased, two of those being the cab driver and the passenger, and the driver of the maserati. one of the occupants in the maserati was wounded from the shots. right now, what we're asking is that anyone that has information regarding this black range rover sport to contact the las vegas metropolitan police dep
to my cnn producer, diane mccarthy who was in court today. we were outside doing lives all day. she was describing he looks gaunt, withdrawn, isolated. many of the journalists and observers in court and i noticed yesterday when i was in court, he looks aged. his hair seems to be going grayer and he lost weight. we know he hasn't been eating a lot. this is a man coming to terms and the consequences of what he did on valentine's day morning. >> thank you so much. cnn tonight conflicting evidence, tearful admissions, shocking twists. this murder case has sparked worldwide intrigue and debate. whose story do you believe? watch ac 360, blade runner, murder or mistake. >>> a dispratt search is under way for the person or persons responsible for a shooting and a fiery six vehicle wreck yesterday on the las vegas strip. two people died inside this fire ball. one was 62-year-old cab driver michael bolden, his passenger also dead. the taxi burst into flames when it was struck by a maserati apparently fleeing from a range rover which set off a violent reaction. here's what police think happene
for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley banfield. >> thank you, carol. hello, everyone. welcome to the program. talk about triumph that crippled, helpless and altogether nasty carnival cruise ship is finally due to reach port in a few hours and we are positioned in the air. the sea, on land, and all of it to show you as this ship comes in. and a south african model is dead, her boyfriend, the world famous "blade runner," now officially charged with her murder. we begin with a shocking valentine's day murder. the man charged, double amputee and london olympic star oscar pistorius. the victim, his girlfriend, and model, reeva steenkamp. it happened at pistorius' upscale home in pretoria, south africa. amanda davis is a cnn international sports anchor and she has interviewed pistorius. she's covering the developments in london. what more do we know, amanda? >> hi, ashleigh. i can tell you that oscar pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he's set to appear in court in pretoria in south africa on friday morning. this all happened very much a
cnn tries to get to the site where one of the meteor's pieces supposedly landed. i'm don lemon. that story in less than 90 seconds. first we want to get you up to speed on the stories making headlines this hour. a truck bomb killed at least 78 people today in a marketplace in central pakistan. nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were packed in a water tanker and detonated by remote control. the attack is just the latest in an ongoing campaign in violence against shiite muslims in the region, which is overwhelmingly sunni. at the vatican, cardinals could mean sooner than expected to begin the process of choosing a new pope. the conclave can start as soon as all 117 cardinals are in rome. when benedict xvi steps down at the end of the month, he is going to his summer residence while work is finished on his new home inside the vatican compound. >>> in detroit, icy roads and snowy squalls have led to the multicar pileups across that area. according to affiliate wxyz, the 30-vehicle accident shut down part of the southbound interstate 75. several people were tr
enhancing those cinematic moments that soar into movie history. ♪ >> reporter: kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. ♪ >>> i love this. the harlem shake number one on billboard's top 100 music charts. the dance craze going viral online. number one since billboard added youtube video views to its formula for ranking the top 100 songs in the country. they released the song last year. recently skyrocketed to viral video fame. ♪ the harlem shake ♪ >> cnn couldn't resist getting in on the harlem shake action, doing our own little harlem shake video earlier in the week. there you go. that's what i'm talking about. i don't know. hey, i missed that opportunity. you and i will have to do it over the weekend, fredricka. >> although i've been kind of under a rock. i didn't know about the harlem shake until recently. now i'm onboard. >> it's all right. it's pretty simple. you can do it. have a great day. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka in for brooke baldwin. the news starts right now. just in to cnn, the fallout from that explosive doping confession continues for disgraced cyclist lance armstrong. he
will see you next week. 'd . >>> hello i'm fredricka witfield, you're in the cnn news room. and they're off -- america's greatest race, the daytona 500 kicked off about an hour ago as scheduled. the historic start with female driver danica patrick at the head of the pack in pole position nearly upstaged by this harrowing collision on the same track less than 24 hours ago. at least 28 fans were injured when more than a dozen cars crashed on the final curve of the nationwide race. here's how one woman described what happened. >> there was a wreck and i got hit by an engine or a part of an engine and i got a broken leg. >> workers spent hours repairing the fence to insure today's race would go on. >>> today was pope benedict xvi's last public prayer before he retires. thousands gathered in vatican city to hear him speak. the pontiff assured the crowd that although he's retiring, he isn't going to abandon the church, but will dedicate his time to prayer and meditation. now to a scandal surrounding the catholic church, italian media are reporting on allegations of a network of gay priests at the
whitfield. you are in the cnn newsroom. >>> drivers and danica, start your engines. with those words, date tone nah 500 kicked off as scheduled. the historic start with female driver danica patrick in pole position nearly upstaged by this harrowing collision on the same track less than 24 hours ago. at least 28 fans were injured when more than a dozen cars crashed in the final curve of the nationwide race. here's how one woman described what happened. >> there was a wreck and i got by the an engine or a part of an engine and i got a broken leg. >> we will go live to daytona just homes from now where there are fewer than 50 laps to go. >>> all right, in south africa, the older brother of oscar pistorius is also charged in a woman's death. carl pistorius is charged with culpable homicide after an accident involving a motorcycle in 2010. the charges were initially dropped but he now faces a trial at the end of march. prosecutors say carl pistorius had been driving recklessly at the time of the accident. coming up in a few minutes, we will talk about how this could impact oscar pistorius's mur
as defense secretary also on the front burner. cnn political ed tore paul steinhauser has his take on this week's hot issues. >> reporter: hey, fred. it's the biggest story here in washington, those forced spending cuts, which will kick in starting friday if there's no deal between the white house and congress to avert them. so, what do you think about those cut you a majority in two new polls say they should be delayed, including 54% questioning a new bloomberg survey. four in ten say let the cutting begin. the president's pointing fingers at republicans in congress. >> this is not a smart way for us to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: they are faulting mr. obama. who do you think is blamed? nearly half questioned in a "usa today"/pew poll said three in ten say mr. obama would be more at fault. there is a crucial senate hearing this week on gun violence, gun control proposals start making their way through congress in the wake of last year's mass shooting at a connecticut school. according that-to-that same surveys have half stay is more important to control gun ownership, 46% say
>> cnn couldn't resist getting in on the harlem shake action, doing our own little harlem shake video earlier in the week. there you go. that's what i'm talking about. i don't know. hey, i missed that opportunity. you and i will have to do it over the weekend, fredricka. >> although i've been kind of under a rock. i didn't know about the harlem shake until recently. now i'm onboard. >> it's all right. it's pretty simple. you can do it. have a great day. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka in for brooke baldwin. the news starts right now. just in to cnn, the fallout from that explosive doping confession continues for disgraced cyclist lance armstrong. he now faces a powerful new adversary, the united states government. cnn has just learned the department of justice is suing armstrong. ed, bring us up to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd lan
slur and slapped him. and the man, he's a former executive of an aerospace and defense company. cnn's renee marsh has the story. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them, in seat 28a was this man, joe ricky huntley of hayden, idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit back down for landing in atlanta. because of the altitude change, jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it got ugly. >> having trouble comforting him and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: court documents say huntley allegedly told jessica to, quote, shut that n word baby up. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that and to a baby or about a baby? >> reporter: then hu
it and many others as well. go to cnn.com/fareed where we have a link. now for the last look. what do you do after you're deposed as president of one of the world's most terrorist-infested failed states? if you're ali abdullah saleh of yemen, first you come to the u.s. to recover from old bombing injuries. then back home in yemen, you announce the opening of a museum all about -- yourself. yes, come one, come all to sunny sanaa, to see such priceless museum pieces of large portraits of mr. sala, and quite amazingly, the suit he was wearing during the aforementioned bombing. as well as some shrapnel that was recovered from his body. wow. the curator says the museum is almost ready to open. as soon as they get the lights and air conditioning sorted out. i suppose this is progress of a kind. most dictators would probably keep all the stuff for themselves. the correct answer to our gps challenge question was -- d, king umberto ii was the last king of italy. his reign was just over a month long. it ended in june 1946 after the republic was formed. thanks to all of you for being part of my program
view. cnn news room continues right now. >>> i am john berman in for ashleigh banfield today. from capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fa
happened early on valentine's day. cnn has been told and local media is reporting that police believe pistorius shot steenkamp four times through a closed bathroom door, and then carried her downstairs where she died. neighbors have told police that they heard shouting before the shooting but there's still no solid explanation as to why he might have shot her. pistorius is in court tuesday again for this bail hearing. while pistorius is in court, reeva steenkamp's family will be at a memorial service for her tuesday. the reality show airs another nine weeks. producers released this final message meant to be to the cast which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories. things that are in here, are in here. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> wow. robyn joins us from johannesburg. i've got to ask you, that must be pretty painful for the family and the friends of those who knew her to watch that video, is that going to be played weeks on end? >> absolutely, tell me about it. i mean, for the next nine weeks she's
in the lives of others, go to cnnheros.com. nominate a cnn hero. thanks for watching. tune in tomorrow morning for your bottom line. that and he my show at 9:30. newsroom international is next. >>> welcome to newsroom international. >> happy friday. >> this hour we're taking you around the world in 60 minutes. we begin of course in south africa. oscar pistorius getting bail. t stay right here, we'll be live from pretoria in just a minute. >>> and a snowstorm putting tens of millions of people in a deep freeze. we'll take you to one of the hardest hit states and tell you where the storm is headed next. first of all, though, a major development in the oscar pistorius murder case. the olympic track star no longer in jail. he's left the court already. >> so there are some conditions, how far. the magistrate said bail at $1 million, so that's about $112,000. he can't go back to his house. he has to hand over his passport as well as ghuns. and he's prohibited from drinking alcohol while out on bail. >> also has to report to police twice a week. let's go to restore i can't and nic robertson standing
mack and connie mack. meanwhile "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom." >> don't like this. >> meteor shower breaking overnight, amazing pictures out of russia. hundreds are injured as fragments of the meteor slam into earth. >>> plus -- >> it was kind of crazy. >> tired but ready to get on a bus and go get a shower, be in a place where the toilet flushes. >> i just really want a bed. >> reporter: sweet home alabama, back on land, the cruise from hell finally over for thousands of weary vacationers. >>> also, charged. prosecutors arguing the so-called blade runner olympian committed pre-meditated murder, reportedly shooting his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door. >>> plus this. >> don't you just love it? >> love what? >> tiffany's. >> reporter: it's "breakfast at tiffa tiffany's" not breakfast at costco. the discount warehouse known for gallons of mayo and bulk packs of underwear selling what they say are tiffany rings. the people behind that little blue box calling costco out this morning. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good
. the hotel would not speak to cnn but did notify guests about a quote and health and safety condition. guests tell us if they leave they don't get a refund. if they stay they must sign this legal agreement releasing the hotel of legal liability. it says if guests stay, quote, you do so at your own risk and peril. this gruesome discovery in the latest chapter for a dark history. two serial killers have lived here including the night stalker found guilty of killing 13 people in the 1980s. he lived on the 14th floor host tell. >> he was living here during his killing spree, going out at night and killing people. >> this is just the latest unusual chapter? >> i it is. it's the sort of thing hard to forget because it's such a graphic and disturbing story. >> very graphic and disturbing. later on today we'll find out what the health department has to say. >> can you imagine that? >> you find out that's what is it. here's more of what we're working on this hour. thousands of companies hacked. yes thousands. we'll have the "new york times" journalist reporting this after the newspaper itself was atta
to resolve it today. thanks, guys, i appreciate it. always nice to have you in to talk about the law. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. see everybody back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," shocker in south africa, the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case facing seven attempted murder charges. >> unbelievable new details coming out of court while reeva's family is speaking out to cnn. >> reeva was exceptional. >>> also breaking overnight a massive winter blast. snow, ice, tornadoes, one system. >> think of an inch of ice coating everything. power lines coming down, trees coming down. >> reporter: we're tracking the storm's every move live in wichita. >> it is coming down very hard and fast. >>> plus fast food nation a revealing look at what we eat and how much and the road to oscar. >> you have a better bad idea than this? >> this is the best bad idea we have, sir. >> ben affleck in argo. >> i'm thrilled, i never thought i'd get to this play. >> nischelle turner and the race to the red carpet. you're live in the "cnn you're live in the "cnn ne
'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it's saturday, february 23. good morning, i'm victor blackwell in for randi kaye. the vatican may be facing a new scandal. explosive allegations involving sex, bribes, and fierce infighting. >>> new england, ah, new england, bracing for more severe weather. we'll tell you what's brewing in northeast this weekend. >>> and danica patrick is gearing up for the daytona 500 and hoping to drive right into the history books. we'll have all that and more this hour. >>> oscar pistorius will be back in court on june 4. this weekend, the olympic hero is staying at his uncle's house. he was released on a $112,000 bail. of course, there are conditions. pistorius cannot return to his house and must report every monday and friday to a police station. he must avoid witnesses. he must surrender his passport and cannot go near an airport. and he must not drink alcohol. nick robertson is live in johannesburg, south africa, for us. what is the reaction of the people in south africa? this man was a hero
cars, i'm a huge fan of hers. we'll share an unlikely love story tomorrow on "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with carol "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening now, south africa stunner, breaking details overnight in the oscar pistorius trial. non-stop shouting the night of the attack, unlicensed ammunition and now new questions about a drug found at the scene. >>> plus searching for victims. >> we just live two blocks down and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic s
person believed to be missing, a woman who worked there. here's cnn's ted roll lands. >> reporter: the explosion which witnesses say could be felt blocks away engulfed jj's restaurants. flames towered into the sky and black smoke could be seen for miles. >> we live two blocks down and we felt our building shake and we thought a car ran into our apartment. >> reporter: there were reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explosion. fortunately several people inside the restaurant were evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause is still under investigation, but according to the gas company, a contractor doing underground work may have struck a natural gas line. after the fire was put out, dogs were brought in in case there were additional victims. >> i would fear there are fatalities in a situation like this. when we got to the scene we had a fully involved restaurant that had probably several patrons inside at the time of the incident. that's why we're here searching as we are. >> the injured ranged from people hit by flying debris to those who suffered severe burns an
? >> hi. rebecca, can you hear me? >> yes. >> hi, this is ashleigh banfield at cnn. i talked to your mom yesterday. and she's on shore waiting for you. >> ma'am? >> can you hear me okay, rebecca? your mom is waiting for you on shore. i just talked to her yesterday. >> yeah. she -- i just talked to her. and she, um, i'm so excited to see her and she's so excited to see me. i can't wait to get back. >> i'll bet. rebecca, how has this been for you and your dad? >> it's been really, really difficult. getting the food and not knowing what you're going to be able to eat, whether it's going to be cold and not knowing it's going to be hot. and it's been hard. >> and i'll bet you and your friend allie kind of thought this was going to be a lot of fun, right? >> yeah, we did. and then this happened. and then it's just kind of been -- it got bad. it got worse. and then it's just horrible. >> well, i tell you what, rebecca, we can see you from shore. the picture that our tv screen is showing all the viewers watching is your ship that you're on right now as it makes its way to shore. so, you're very,
story, go to cnn.com. i'm loving that. >>> a new video on youtube showcases an apparent security flaw in the iphone 5. according to the video, iphone passwords can be hacked giving the owner to make calls, tinker with your contact list. involves using another phone to call the targeted phone, and then playing with the power button, no comment so far from apple. >>> a montana tv station says hackers broke into their emergency alert system this week and aired a warning that the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. listen here. >> civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available. >> a local paper, "the great falls tribune," understand a handful of confused people called police to see whether or not it was true. the emergency alert aired in afternoon programming on krtv. the station is working to find out how it happened. >>> there's a lot more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> fr
keith sweat, the actor alex krapovsky who plays "ray" on "girls." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now, the motivation of a killer, newtown shooter adam lanza reportedly trying to outkill norway mastermind anders breivik. also remembering reeva. >> we have to keep reeva in our hearts forever. >> reporter: the girlfriend of oscar pistorius laid to rest this morning as he goes before a judge, charged with premeditated murder. the stunning, new details coming out of court. >>> plus spying on america. new concerns this morning that a secret ive chinese military grop is hacking into computers. >>> plus this -- >> are you going to want me home? >> you have poor social skills. you have a problem. >> i have a problem? you say more inappropriate things than inappropriate things. >> jennifer lawrence on "the hunger games" "silver linings" and "the paparazzi." we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. in an emotionally wrenching hearing today a judge refused to downgrade
's a lot more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> from the cnn center this saturday morning, great to see you, i'm susan hendricks. it is february 16. i'm in for randi kaye today. >>> a frightening scene over california. a fireball barrels across the san francisco sky soon after a meteor explodes over russia. is there a connection? >>> and it's happened. carnival creuise lines slapped with its first lawsuit. >>> and authorities investigate the motive for a shocking killing that could send this olympic hero to prison. >>> first, california authorities say it appears suspected cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, following through on his promise not to be taken alive. autopsy results showed dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records do confirm it was his body found in a burned out cabin on tuesday following that week-long manhunts. we will have more on this case and what may have happened to the million-dollar reward, where it's going ahead. >>> half a world away, authorities are looking closely at a possible motive in the horrific
and this is breaking news in to cnn that bail has been set and the amount is $28,500, so this is the bail that we know that oscar pistorius -- $250,000 is the amount. hold on while i turn to jeff toobin for a little bit of analys analysis. $28,500 u.s. equivalent of rand is not a high bail. >> it's not a lot but once the judge made up his mind that oscar pistorius is so famous and so tied to south africa that there is basically no way for him to flee, and that he's going to surrender all his travel documents and his passport, the amount is actually not all that significant. this is not obviously a lot of money even in south africa, but i think what's really important about this case is his ties to the community, his personal situation rather than the dollar amount of bail. >> what's been, andrew, the fallout from this case in sort of the bigger picture? one of the things we know that the defense team has been positioning there's this culture of fear and that somebody who is famous would be likely and expected to be fearful. that's what oscar pistorius is sort of describing as he explains what he did t
. lots to follow on that. we have to take a break, we'll see you back here tomorrow, "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> breaking overnight, the girlfriend of south african olympian oscar pistorius shot dead in his home. >> a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder. media reports during the course of the morning often alleged break-in or the young lady was allegedly mistaken to be a burglar. we're not sure where this report came from. it definitely didn't some from the south african police service. >>> plus squalid, smelly and steamy. >> i promise you none of my family members on there will probably never ever take another cruise. >> reporter: the cruise from hell, known as the carnival "triumph" just hours from docking in alabama, after being stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico. what are the passengers getting, 500 bucks and this. >> at carnival our promise to our guests is to provide a great vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what
of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing out. this is pretoria, south africa. the judge didn't decide on bail for the double amputee sprinter oscar pistorius. >> the funny thing is this sounds like a trial already. you're hearing all the evidence. the defense lawyers and prosecutors arguing over eyewitness accounts and various other pieces of evidence. got to remember, it's just a bail hearing to decide if pistorius should be free while the justice system does its thing. remember it's not even been a week since the olympic runner's girlfriend was shot to death in his home. cnn's robyn curnow is in pretoria following things now. >> reporter: more interesting details on what prosecutors say happened valentine's day morning and countercharges from the defense. according to prose
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, soft person. >> cnn's robyn curnow is covering the story from pretoria. i spoke with her just a short time ago. so, robyn, it's important to remember all of these new details are surfacing in a bail hearing. this is not a murder trial as yet. can you explain how the court system works had there, and what is in store for pistorius? >> reporter: well, this has been a bit of a trial within a trial, hasn't it? it's just a bail hearing, but we've been hearing all sorts of evidence from both sides. in fact, the state kind of laying their cards on the table. now that isn't surprising. that often happens here in south africa particularly with such a high profile and, of course, important case, premeditated murder, you know, is a very key and upon charge. so a lot of -- a lot to pull out and try to 0 defend that. in terms of the actual process, there might be a trial by the end of the year at the soonest, the south african court systems, there's backlogs, it's very slow. so they're going to try to hurry it up because it's obviously a high-profile case. you know, the wheels of justice turn very
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